A familiar face will take over at Nick’s Ride 4 Friends after executive director Joel Campagnola was placed on paid leave by the organization.
Campagnola has been arrested twice in 2020, and was recently taken into custody on additional charges connected to an earlier domestic incident.
Rick Hansinger, the former executive director of the E. John Gavras Center has been named interim leader for the organization.
It’s unclear how long Hasinger could be in the role, or how long Campagnola would be left on paid leave.
He was first accused of breaking into a woman’s home in Auburn and grabbing her by the throat. Police say the second incident was in connection to the first, but that another victim came forward – saying Campagnola shoved and threatened him with a firearm.
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